Gujarat’s coastal climate is mostly hot and dry which is why the use of sugar, tomatoes and lemon is quite common as these foods keep the body hydrated. Another distinctive characteristic of Gujarati food is its palate-pleasing combination of sweet and sour flavors. If you have any Gujju in your friend list, you must be aware of their food choices and it might be that you would have enjoyed it a lot. In case you plan your next trip to Gujrat, make sure you travel by train, as you can enjoy every small place and also the regional cuisines.
Gujarati cuisine is one of the the oldest culinary treasures of India and is primarily vegetarian. It offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, each with its unique cooking style, different kinds of pickles, chutneys and foods that are always high on nutritional value. But the real essence of Gujarati food lies in the creative use of everyday vegetables and mild spices. It is an exquisite blend of flavors where sweet notes dominate most dishes like the famous Gujarati Kadhi.
In big business houses, a traditional Gujarati meal sits on a lovely silver platter and comprises of an elaborate affair complete with rotis, dal/kadhi, sabzi or shaak, rice and homemade pickles to tickle your taste buds. ‘Vaghaar’ is a blend of spices purified in hot oil and generously drizzled over dal to enhance the flavor and impart an irresistible aroma. The prominence of ingredients like besan or gram flour, lentils, sesame seeds and yogurt is another feature that sets Gujarati dishes apart.
Here’re the 5 must try dishes you should try during your next trip to Gujrat:
- Khandavi: It is made with gram flour and tempered with coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves. A recipe with its unique shape and flavors that will leave a mesmerizing memory of the Gujrati food.
- Gujrati Samosa: This much-loved tea treat is stuffed with a chunky filling of peas sauteed with sugar and lime juice. Now when you are passing by any locations in this state, you can order snacks in trains at Ahmedabad (ADI, Surat (ST) or Vadodra Jn.
- Gujrati Kadhi: Gujarati kadhi is a lovely curry with sweet undertones. This cooling curry is great to escape the heat that’s prevalent in this state. It can be enjoyed along with rice or chapati.
- Dhokla: The ultimate Gujarati food, these Soft and spongy dhoklas just cannot be missed. Learn the art of making steamed dhoklas at home with this simple recipe. You can order food at Ahemdabad jn and also these regional cuisines from Railrestro.
- Thepla: Popularly made in Gujarat, this fine and flavorful Indian bread with made from whole wheat flour kneaded with methi, chillies, herbs, yogurt and a dash of sugar.
These are the must savored cuisines you must try if you are traveling in this state. In case you are traveling on religious trip to Dwarka, book your food in train in advance with Railrestro. Do check out for group food ordering in train for offers and discounts.